What causes oily skin
Everyone's skin naturally produces oils in order to keep the skin soft and supple.
What happens when your skin produces too much oil?
When your skin produces excess oils that's when you can experience acne flares, clogged pores and more which we both know is no fun.
So, what causes your skin to produce too much oil?
Hormones. During puberty, your hormones shift and change. Sometimes this fluctuation can cause your body to produce excess androgen- leading to oily skin.
Keep in mind you don't have to be going through puberty for the hormones in your body to fluctuate.
How to stop oily skin
There are different methods you can use to help with your oily skin.
- Soap designed for oily skin.
- Facial masks.
- Cleansing wipes
Washing your face at least twice a day is very important if you wish to get a handle on your oily skin.
But whats more important than that is what you wash your face with.
Some soaps say they are good for oily skin but end up containing alcohol that is extremely rough and drying to the skin; doing more harm than good.
Finding a soap that is gentle on your skin, and effective in absorbing the excess oils is key.
Charcoal Facial soap is extremely good for oily skin. The Charcoal works to absorb the excess oils from your pores while washing away other impurities to prevent acne flares. The soap is also extremely gentle and does not contain the harmful ingredients such as alcohol that can damage your skin.
Clay facial masks work great when it comes to absorbing oils from the skin.
Bentonite clay is one of my personal favorites when it comes to clay facial masks.
Bentonite clay is not only a good absorber, but it is good in detoxing and cleanse your pores.
Did your oily skin cause acne that left nasty scars?
Bentonite clay works great to help fade those as well.
Throughout your day when you are nowhere near a sink to wash your face, here are a couple tips I recommend to keep the oils at bay.
- Use 100% Cotton Rounds (makeup removing wipes) to dab the excess oils from your face. Be sure the wipes are unscented so you do not experience any reactions due to the perfumes.
- Before you leave home, grab your 100% Cotton Rounds and a little dropper container to put Witch Hazel in. When your skin gets extra oily, simply wipe your face with the Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is an amazing cleanser and will keep your skin feeling and looking refreshed and oil-free.
Let me know how these tips for oily skin work for you.
If you have any tips or tricks that would help with oily skin, be sure to comment below.
I would love to hear it!
Thanks so much for reading!